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American Legion Charity Golf Tournament Sept. 8

Members of the Wellington American Legion Chris Reyka Memorial Post 390 met Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Binks Forest Golf Club to discuss the Future Heroes Charity Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Binks. Proceeds will benefit...

Vehicle Burglaries In Wellington Neighborhoods

AUG. 16 — Several residents called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office substation in Wellington last Thursday morning to report vehicle burglaries. According to separate PBSO reports, three residents woke to find that someone had entered their vehicles and...

Dressage Arena Given Council’s Blessing For 2013

The 2013 Global Dressage Festival got the green light this week when members of the Wellington Village Council agreed to suspend revocations of plans for the Equestrian Village property — with conditions. In a meeting that dragged on until early...

Mecca Farms Land Swap Gets Tentative OK

The Palm Beach County Commission gave tentative approval Tuesday to a deal trading the 1,900-acre Mecca Farms property for $30 million and 1,400 acres of land. The proposal could resolve what has been a years-long conundrum for the county. The...

Wellington Extends Cheatham Tennis Contract Two Years

The Wellington Village Council abandoned plans this week to re-bid its tennis contract in favor of a two-year contract extension with current provider Tommy Cheatham Inc. The unanimous decision is the culmination of a months-long process to solicit bids for...

County Planners Meet With Residents Over Livestock Rules

Palm Beach County planning staff took comments Wednesday from among 50 residents who attended a community meeting at the Vista Center in West Palm Beach about a proposed ordinance to allow Acreage and Jupiter Farms residents to keep livestock...

Major WRMC Expansion Project Nears Completion

Wellington Regional Medical Center’s $50 million expansion project is well underway, with a grand opening scheduled for Oct. 3. The three floors of the 103,000-square-foot Alan B. Miller Pavilion will add 80 new private patient rooms to bring the total...

Peterson Win Sets Up Faceoff With Abruzzo For Senate

Equestrian activist Melanie Peterson’s narrow victory over attorney Geoff Sommers in Tuesday’s Republican Primary for the newly drawn District 25 Florida Senate seat has set the stage for a faceoff against State Rep. Joseph Abruzzo (D-District 85), the Democratic...

Young Water-Skier Ready To Compete At Nationals

Gliding from side to side, water-skier Ashley Stevens goes 32 miles an hour on Lake Okeeheelee as she practices for this week’s GOODE National Water Ski Championships at Okeeheelee Park. SEE VIDEO ON ASHLEY STEVENS A Wellington resident, Stevens was destined...

Countywide Officials Cruise To New Terms

Tuesday was a great day to be an incumbent constitutional officer in Palm Beach County. Five countywide officials were up for re-election, and all five were returned to their positions by large margins. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw easily defeated two challengers,...

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Building off the success of its first two neighborhoods, Minto Communities USA, the master developer and lead...

LWV, ACLU To Host Online Forum Featuring Sheriff’s Race

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Groves Council Approves Road Projects, Including D Road At Big Dog Ranch Rescue

A divided Loxahatchee Groves Town Council approved several change orders for improving drainage on North D Road east of Big Dog Ranch...

County Considering Stiffer Penalties For Bars, Restaurants Violating Virus Rules

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise in Palm Beach County and Florida overall, county officials are considering more strident enforcement regarding...

Yesteryear Village Re-Opens At The Fairgrounds

Yesteryear Village, a 9-acre living history park at the South Florida Fairgrounds, has re-opened for visitors Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays in a...